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Toronto officials may shut down parks after thousands gather on Saturday

Toronto officials expressed discontent on Saturday after large crowds gathered at a downtown Toronto Park to enjoy the weather decided to ignore the physical distancing protocols.

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WATCH: A downtown Toronto park is PACKED as residents ignore social distancing bylaws

Things are opening up and it appears that Toronto residents are eager to see a return to normal as they flooded Trinity Bellwoods park today, flouting social distancing bylaws.

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Ontario residents fined BIG TIME for small beach gathering

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dished out fines after finding a group of people setting fireworks off and enjoying a bonfire on the beach in Grand Bend, Ontario, after having issued a warning.

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BREAKING: Ontario schools to remain closed for remainder of school year

Ontario public schools will not reopen in June due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Ford government announced today.

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Ford government to launch independent commission into Ontario long-term care facilities

The association that represents long-term care homes in Ontario has come out in support of an independent commission into the long-term care system beginning in September.

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Ontario reports a drop in coronavirus cases for second day in a row

The province says 304 new cases of the virus were reported on Sunday, down from the 340 cases confirmed on Saturday and the 391 confirmed as of Friday.

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Ontario agrees to terms with high school teachers in ratifying new contract

The union that represents high school teachers in Ontario says it has ratified a new contract with the government.

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BREAKING: Large gathering of anti-shutdown protestors converges on Ontario legislature

Protestors converged on Queen's Park Saturday afternoon to protest the continued measures implemented by the Ontario government. Over 500 people chanted slogans like "Open up Ontario," and "No new normal."

Beth Baisch and Barrett Wilson Beth Baisch and Barrett Wilson

WATCH: Doug Ford shows us how to make the 'The Premier's Cheesecake'

"If I wasn't Premier, I'd open up a cheesecake factory," said Ontario Premier Ford in a recent video he posted to Twitter sharing his cheesecake recipe.

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Five men arrested on 30 charges for cocaine debt-related abduction of 14-year-old Toronto boy

Five men have been taken into custody and a minimum of 30 charges have been laid after a 14-year-old was abducted in connection to his stepbrother's massive cocaine debt worth $4 million.

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Toronto police to reveal new information in kidnapping case of Ontario boy

Toronto police are expected to give an update on the investigation into the abduction of Shammah Jolayemi, who was taken on the morning of March 4.

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Emergency Ford government order tries to save long-term care home residents

A new emergency order has been adopted by the Ford government allowing it to designate a manager to overlook the coronavirus response at long-term care homes.

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Doug Ford makes social distancing exception for his family on Mother's Day

As Ontarians wait to see how the government is going to respond to the province's lowest daily increase in coronavirus cases in nearly two months, Doug Ford has went against his own social distancing mandates, and it has not gone unnoticed.

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Premier Ford will ask for Ontario state of emergency extension to May 31

Premier Doug Ford will be asking the Ontario Legislature for the provincial state of emergency to be extended until May 31.

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Ontario retail stores with street entrances reopening for curbside pickup, delivery today

Stores can now provide curbside pickup as well as delivery, which Ford said will help thousands return to work.

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